COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Chad Marshall defender has re-signed with the MLS champion Columbus Crew.
The club said Friday he agreed to a multiyear contract.
Marshall missed 17 games because of concussions in 2007 and was the 2008 MLS Defender of the Year. He helped the Crew defense allow the third-fewest goals in the league (36), behind only the Houston Dynamo (32) and the Chicago Fire (33).
Marshall, of Riverside, Calif., was drafted by the Crew No. 2 overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.